COVID-19 Update

The Buckley School’s top priority is the health and safety of our children and staff. We hope we can provide an on-campus summer school experience. In these uncertain times, we will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC, consult with medical experts and public health authorities, and keep families updated with more information as it becomes available.
Buckley's Upper School Summer School provides the opportunity for students entering grades nine through twelve to enroll in a class that is equivalent to a full year of mathematics, science, Human Development, or Intersections of Identity. These classes satisfy the school's graduation requirements and allow students to schedule classes with greater flexibility during the school year. Please note that our summer classes are very demanding, given that a school year’s worth of material is covered in only six weeks, or three weeks for Human Development and Intersections of Identity.
 
Registration
Registration will be open on Friday, February 5, at 3:30 p.m. and will close on April 1. Please click on the “Register Now” links on the Upper School Summer School homepage.  If you experience technical difficulties with the registration process, please email summersupport@buckley.org.

Note: All classes are subject to minimum enrollment requirements.

Mathematics

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  • Honors Geometry

    MA090: Honors Geometry
    Students learn classic Euclidean geometry and some non-Euclidean topics, including coordinate geometry. Students employ inductive and deductive reasoning, discuss formal proofs, and study problems of measurement of two- and three-dimensional figures. The rich semantics and structure of geometry are absorbed into the student’s vocabulary.

    Math department chair approval is required.
    This course satisfies The Buckley School's geometry requirement.

    Dates: 
     June 9 through July 20
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,200
  • Honors Pre-Calculus

    MA032: Honors Pre-Calculus
    This course concentrates on those topics of algebra and trigonometry that must be internalized to succeed at the advanced level of mathematics required in the study of calculus and other college courses. In the spring, honors students will prepare for the SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2. Topics covered will include functions (polynomial, trigonometric, and polar), complex numbers, systems of equations (linear & quadratic), vectors, and conic sections. In addition, the honors course will cover limits as an introduction to the AP Calculus AB course.

    Math department chair approval is required.
    This course satisfies The Buckley School's Pre-Calculus requirement.

    Dates: 
     June 9 through July 20
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,200

Science

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  • Chemistry (Grade 10)

    SC121: Chemistry (Grade 10)
    This course traces the development of the atomic theory including the pre-atomic understanding of matter, initial discovery of atoms, discovery of atomic structure and its explanation of periodicity, atomic bonding, and an introduction to chemical reactions. The atomic theory is then used to help analyze important societal issues such as water quality, atmospheric pollution, food production, energy sources, and material resources. This course is not intended as a preparatory course for AP Chemistry.

    This course satisfies The Buckley School's Chemistry requirement.

    Dates: 
     June 9 through July 20
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,200
  • Honors Physics (Grade 11-12)

    SC012: Honors Physics (Grade 11-12)
    This course covers mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, heat, kinetic theory and thermodynamics, and modern physics. An emphasis is placed on a mathematical understanding of physics principles. Coursework involves laboratory activities, in-class assignments, and formal assessments that require students to demonstrate problem-solving skills in the context of a science situation. Students will have an option to take the AP Physics I exam if they participate in the after-school AP Physics I preparatory workshops. This course focuses on the fundamentals of physics.

    Science department chair approval is required.
    This course satisfies The Buckley School's Physics requirement.

    Dates: 
     June 9 through July 20
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,200
     

Human Development & Intersections of Identity

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  • Human Development (Grade 9)

    HD101: Human Development
    Students are presented with information on study and metacognitive skills, learning styles, stress, nutrition, and fitness related topics, and personal and community health topics. This knowledge is used to facilitate classroom discussions during which students are challenged to analyze this information and to explore their own values and beliefs. This course will help students clarify their personal opinions, be better prepared to articulate their opinions to others, and provide them with necessary information to make educated choices on topics relevant to today’s adolescents.  This course is also part of a year-long transition process to help students acclimate to the Upper School.

    This is a mandatory ninth grade course.

    Human Development is running two sessions:
    • Session 1: June 9 through June 29
    • Session 2: June 30 through July 20
  • Intersections of Identity: Leadership, Diversity, and Equity (Grade 9)

    HD117: Intersections of Identity: Leadership, Diversity, and Equity
    This course focuses on identity and points of connections within groups. The start of high school is a key time to examine identity and how it reflects personal values as well as the values within a community. Students develop leadership skills to effectively engage in discourse with the community surrounding topics of diversity, identify, and equity. Cultural competency development is essential for equipping today’s students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the increasingly complex challenges of our global society successfully and compassionately.

    This is a mandatory ninth grade course.

    Intersections Of Identity is running two sessions:
    • Session 1: June 9 through June 29
    • Session 2: June 30 through July 20

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Dean of Students George Russo at (818) 783-1610, ext. 738 or at grusso@buckley.org.

Summer School Dates

The 2021 Upper School Summer School will begin on Wednesday, June 9, and end on Tuesday, July 20. All classes meet daily from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with the exception of the following:
 
Human Development and Intersections of Identity
June 9 through June 29, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Session 1)
June 30 through July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Session 2)
 
Summer school will be closed on Monday, July 5
 
First semester final exams will be given on Tuesday, June 29. Second semester final exams will be given on Tuesday, July 20. Students must be in attendance for final exams to receive credit for summer school. Exams will not be rescheduled.

Fees

Geometry Honors | $2,200
Pre Calculus Honors | $2,200
Chemistry | $2,200
Physics Honors | $2,200
Intersections of Identity | $1,100
Human Development | $1,100

Financial aid is available for summer school. Please contact Dale Bartels in our business office at 
dbartels@buckley.org or extension 723 for more information.